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return to the bay area. brian has your workweek forecast next. we were just fee now at 11:00 a suspect creating panic and gridlock on highway 101 and we were just feet away. our crew inside a chp helicopter at the time an officer inside jumps out to help make a life saving arrest. the suspect darted across the freeway just before 5:00 tonight. >> so far police don't know
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why. kpix5's betty yu walks us through the new video. >> reporter: kpix5 was on board a chp helicopter when it landed on highway 101. the flight officer ran over to help another officer who had been struggling to detain a man who had been running across lanes of traffic. he started on the southbound side near the cesar chavez exit. >> when i arrived on scene, what had happened, we observed the guy had actually jumped over into the northbound side. he jumped over the concrete divide, was running in the northbound lane running at cars. >> reporter: northbound lanes were closed while the officer chased the man down. chp said he fought with the officer. at one point he tried to jump off the freeway. >> this section of 101 here is actually elevated in the air probably about 30 feet up in the air and he jumped over the railing and was hanging onto the railing threatening to drop below. >> there was an immediate threat to life. the subject was going to try to kill himself and the subject was going to try to harm the officer in the process of killing himself.
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>> reporter: officer williams said good samaritans stopped to help him pull the man to safety. >> it was a big relief finally i was able to get some help. it would have only been a matter of probably another 10 seconds or so before i lost my grip on him. >> reporter: the chp said it appeared the man had a thin blanket on him and it's unknown if he was under the influence of any substance. >> you don't expect to be landing with a helicopter in the city of san francisco. however, we were the closest backup to that officer. without our assistance someone could have been seriously hurt. >> the chp said the man was taken to sf general to undergo a full mental health evaluation and he will be held there for the next three days. betty yu, kpix5. more than 100 people in oakland tonight protesting the trump administration's immigration plans, many of them from el salvador, and they just had their protected status revoked by the white house. meantime lawmakers are trying to reach a deal to preserve the
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daca program. kpix5's joe vazquez is in the newsroom with what president trump said just hours ago. >> president trump was in miami tonight meeting with congressional leadership about immigration. he insists daca is still up for negotiation. >> we're ready, willing and able to make a deal on daca, but i don't think the democrats want to make a deal. >> reporter: after a difficult week punctuated by derogatory language about immigrants from africa and haiti the president is on the defensive. >> no, i'm not a racist. i am the least racist person you have ever met. >> when now you are naming african countries, central american and caribbean countries these negative words, those are your actions, mr. president. so you could tell us you're not a racist, but your actions say otherwise. >> reporter: we caught up with activist dr. caesar cruz at this rally tonight on behalf of immigrants from el salvador. the crowd of about 100 demonstrated at oakland city hall determined to fight for
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daca and other immigration programs. >> this amazing country has been a hub for people all over the world and immigrants and refugees have come here for safety and shelter and now it seems like we're turning a cold shoulder on them and that's horrible. >> reporter: last week a federal judge in san francisco ruled daca had to continue for now saying the administration made a mistake of law. on twitter the president wrote i want people coming to our country that will help us become strong and great again. the impasse over immigration could become even more tense. some democrats are even talking about a government shutdown. >> i for one would not vote for government funding until we get a deal on daca. >> reporter: president trump said tonight the democrats are all talk when it comes to daca. house minority leader nancy pelosi tweeted tonight that the democrats will never stop fighting to protect dreamers. in the newsroom, joe vazquez, kpix5. new video tonight of a
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brawl in newark with groups of people shouting and throwing blows. it happened last night at a pizzeria inside the new park mall. newark police think it had started with an argument over a missing cell phone. no one ended up officers had trouble getting the melee under control and called in fremont to help calm the chaos. nobody got arrested. in fact, later the restaurant's manager realized the cell phone that was being disputed was actually in lost and found. we have new information tonight on a false missile alert that spread panic through hawaii. a reporter david begnaud explains federal officials now say the state didn't have enough safeguards in place to prevent what's being called an unacceptable mistake. >> reporter: people ran for their lives saturday as the text alert lit up cell phones. the warning read ballistic missile threat inbound to hawaii. seek immediate shelter. this is not a drill. panicked people looked to police officers for answers. >> we're getting flagged down by a lot of people for that
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asking where the nearest shelter is. >> reporter: tourists packed the lobby of this hotel. >> i sent a message to my grandkids at home and it made me realize my god, i could have never seen them again. >> reporter: in an act of desperation a child was lowered into a manhole. it took 13 minutes for hawaii's emergency management agency to tweet no missile threat to hawaii, but it took 38 minutes to get out a cell phone alert telling people it was a false alarm. >> it is just unacceptable and mind boggling how it could take so long. >> reporter: congresswoman tulsi gabbert sent her own tweet telling people it was a false alarm. the explanation for the errant message? someone hit the wrong button not once, but twice. vern miagi is administrator for the state's emergency management agency. >> i accept responsibility for this. this is my team. they made a mistake. >> they took responsibility, but there has to be action. >> reporter: we're inside the
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center where the mistake happened. it's known as the state warning point. the worker was sitting in this chair when he used that mouse to click the wrong button. he was not fired. in fact, we're told he'll be coming back to work, but he will be reassigned while the investigation into his mistake continues. david begnaud, cbs news, honolulu. tonight the flu season is proving to be one of the worst in a decade. since it started in october 42 people under age 65 have died in california. the same time last year only nine had died. in the bay area alone there are 19 reported flu deaths including six in contra costa county and five in santa clara county. we stopped by this urgent care clinic in san pablo today. they estimate up to 80% of the patients seen this weekend were there because they had some type of flu-like symptoms. it's not too late to get a flu shot. >> people just look miserable and tired, ill and then when
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they give the symptoms, they've had the achiness and the fever, it's almost immediate. >> doctors say the best thing to do is to not get the flu to begin with. it's not too late to get a flu shot. flus also drain blood and platelet supplies across the county. with more people sick, fewer people are donating. the american red cross has set up hundreds of blood drives but canceled many of them because of bad weather, especially on the east coast. if you're interested in donating, contact the red cross. all blood types are needed. an outbreak of norovirus has sickened dozens of students and four teachers at a san francisco elementary school. the chronicle reports students at mckinley elementary started getting sick after returning from winter break. there have been at least 57 cases of the contagious stomach bug so far. and sent home letters to parents the school district says it's brought in extra janitors to clean the school and sent home letters to parents with tips on how to prevent the spread of this virus. police are looking for a shooter tonight who wounded a man in san francisco's
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tenderloin neighborhood. the man was shot around 4:30 in the morning on mason street near o'farrell. the victim was rushed to a hospital. police say he may not survive. so far they have not made any arrests or identified any suspects. four peopl in santa barbara county tonight the search and rescue separation in montecito has transitioned into a recovery mission. four people are still missing in the mudslides. the number of dead now stands at 20. tonight crews are scrambling to clear debris and roads before another storm hits this week. john blackstone reports one area they are focusing on is cleaning up highway 101. >> reporter: aerial drone footage of the thick sludge and debris on highway 101 helps explain why part of california's busiest freeway is still shut down days after the mudslide that now covers 30 square miles of santa barbara county. crews are working around the clock to clear roads and restore power, but 7,000 people
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are still under a mandatory evacuation order. through damaged cars, trees on the ground and debris from people's homes search teams continue to look for victims. >> you never give up hope. i mean why give up hope? i mean there's people down there who are hoping. i mean what right do i have to give hope? >> we can't get in the car. it's being swept away by a 5, 6-foot wall of mud and debris. >> reporter: david grocenberger described what he saw tuesday as apocalyptic. >> i looked over and said where is the garage? it wasn't there. >> reporter: cell phone video shows mud filling up the family home quickly rising stair by stair, but the house remained intact and the family was able to escape. some of their neighbors did not. >> we lost some of our best family friends and what all the other families are going through, we're lucky, but it's just hard to think about how
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lucky we are when they were not so lucky. >> reporter: debris from boats to surf boards to cars still clogs this river of mud that has buried highway 101 at least 5 feet deep. there's still no prediction when this major california freeway will be reopened. john blackstone, cbs news, montecito, california. still to come it's the latest twist in the complex bay area real estate market, buying homes with bitcoin. >> plus talk about a cliff hanger, the jetliner that almost plummeted down an ocean cliff and into the black sea. -n-a >> i say lab, collie and shepherd. >> maybe a little husky in there? >> i'm thinking he's a mutt. >> good guess. what breed is your dog? we put some popular dog dna tests to the challenge. >> we got our own challenge, the forecast challenge this week. some rain will be moving into the bay area not once, not twice, but more. the forecast is coming up.
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ready or not california's green rush is on. we criss-cross the state to explain where you grow or buy depends on where you are. >> the los angeles kern county line becomes an interesting spot on this new landscape. you have two entirely different marijuana policies. >> while small farmers may be left behind. >> the regulations are very complex. >> expect original reporting from kpix5 news. expect more. it's time for sleep number's 'lowest prices
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>> i guess border collie is kind of in there. >> heavy duty musculature. >> reporter: regal, handsome and often well behaved, meet oliver. >> i say lab, collie and shepherd. >> maybe a little husky in there. >> i'm thinking maybe he's a mutt. >> reporter: who are you? well, why do one dna test? let's do three. first up a popular wisdom panel dna test. results? 50% mixed breed groups and equal 12.5% servings of staffordshire terrier which is pitbull, cattle dog, german shepherd and chow. up next dna my dog which brands itself as the affordable test option, so more swabbing and more results. this time 20 to 36% border collie, 20 to 36% poodle, some brittany and english setter which leads us to our third test.
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embark is the most expensive test, but it's also the most robust, comes with more in depth results and screens for a list of genetic diseases. so last swab and final results. and there it is again. american staffordshire terrier, pitbull along with australian cattle dog, german shepherd, australian shepherd, shar-pei, spaniel and a dash of collie. how did they get an answer like this? aaron shu is senior gentlemen nettist forearm -- geneticist for embark. >> we can decide is this block of sequence, are they unique to a breed? most of the time we can give you a good idea of the most likely way his genetics were inherited. >> reporter: let's get one more opinion from an expert who likes to identify dogs the old-
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fashioned way. >> i look at coat colors, their morph logical traits, overall size. >> reporter: we asked the u.s. veterinary school to size up oliver. >> he's really interesting, based on his size and everything and maybe a little bit based on what you're telling me about his temperament i'd say he's maybe got some herding breeds in him and some larger retrievers. >> reporter: she likes the dna tests from one respect. >> from the standpoint of the disease testing, they're very certain. >> reporter: as for breed determination, you strike me as a skeptic. >> i am. i am a scientist. i want to see publications showing how good they are at detecting at the grandparent level what dogs are. >> i don't think any scientist would say a yes, absolutely, 100%, but what we would say is hey, man, if you've got intertest recommend indications, they -- replications, they all agree on one dominant breed, you're probably right. >> reporter: looking again the
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tests really did hit on some similar patterns. so yeah, oliver may very well have some pitbull in him even if it doesn't really show in his appearance like his possible herding ancestry. >> the other thing to keep in mind is both wisdom kennel and my dog dna, they have their own reference panels. >> they do use different markers and have different databases and have different breeds in their databases. >> reporter: in other words, there isn't necessarily a right answer, especially for dogs that don't have a pure breed in their immediate ancestry, but the tests are getting better in teaching us more about dogs. for example, we may find which specific dna code needs to be passed down intact for a mixed up descendent like oliver to retain that herding instinct. >> mixed breed dogs will be the dogs who help us answer those questions. >> reporter: and oliver we can safely say is very much a mixed breed dog. >> plus he is a little overweight. [ clearing throat ] >> reporter: so three dna
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tests and another opinion later we know we have a jumbled mess of a dog here, but when i met the guy, the only thing i knew about him was he needed a home and weren't we lucky? in san francisco, wilson walker, kpix5. >> i know what that dog is. it's a good dog, beautiful. that's all we need. >> doesn't matter where he came from, ask no questions. we've got rain coming out of the bay area this week a couple times, not huge rainmakers, but nevertheless it will amount to a bit. cloudy and chilly tomorrow and late in the north bay we'll develop showers. overnight tomorrow night they will press south. thursday and friday there's more rain coming in. now the readings are in the 50s because we have the shield of high clouds, not getting very cold tonight. futurecast kind of draws a bead on the timing. even by tomorrow at noon much of the bay area has hazy sunshine. the north bay will begin to cloud up tomorrow afternoon and a few showers begin to move in
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tomorrow night. those showers forming at what looks like the top of your screen will press south so that by 5 a.m. tuesday morning just in time for the morning commute there will be a few showers that will press south into the central and south bay. out they go. the rest of the tuesday time frame look pretty good. wednesday we get a break and thursday and friday more is coming in, not much in terms of amount. by the time all is said and done by wednesday, 3/4-inch in ukiah is not bad but lesser amounts from santa rosa to san jose just 0.1-inch. not a big rainmaker between now and wednesday. it will be unsettled, chilly and a few showers from time to time in the week ahead and good- bye to the high that gave us an extended period of fairly mild weather. looking ahead, though, wet weather heads south late monday, early tuesday. then we get a break later on tuesday. wednesday, wednesday. more rain comes in on thursday. south bay starts out with hazy
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sunshine until tomorrow night and early tuesday morning might get a little wet. pretty much the same for the east bay, not a rainmaker until late in the day and early tuesday morning. north bay earlier, more clouds to the north bay tomorrow, upper 50s to near 60 and for ukiah it begins in earnest midday tomorrow and not bad rain totals at 0.7-inch. extended forecast, first clouds and rain later tomorrow and early tuesday morning, wednesday a break, thursday and friday more rain and saturday and sunday really a question mark. we'll put some clouds in there for now and hope for the best and get a better idea as we get towards next weekend. meantime umbrella weather by tuesday morning. up next bitcoin is one of the hottest investments these days and now it's hitting the bay area real estate market. >> now exactly does this happen? how a southern california driver was able to launch his car and stick the landing. >> i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up next on gameday you better buckle in.
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>> touchdown, unbelievable! >> reaction to that incredible finish in minnesota is coming up. we'll talk conference championships, jimmy g's contract and the jon gruden hire and vern glenn signs with the harlem globetrotters. his first game is coming up only on gameday right after this newscast.
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bitcoin has hit the bay area real estate market with sellers now accepting the virtual currency. >> kpix5's kiet do on what could be a new hi-tech trend in home buying. >> reporter: at first glance this home for sale at 7226 leisure town road in vacaville is just your average sprawling fixer-upper on the outskirts of solano county until you see in the listing seller will accept bitcoin. the vacaville home is one of the few properties in the bay area taking bitcoin as payment. we spoke with the owner, victor delari, who has been a bitcoin investor since 2015. he's hoping to attract silicon valley buyers and the crypto currency is the way of the future. we are beginning to hear more about real estate transactions in bitcoin, especially in florida. bitcoin has been linked to drug cartel activity. as a result, the state of florida has passed money laundering laws that included more transparency into crypto currency deals. meanwhile back in vacaville brooke kimball was holding an open house a short distance
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from the bitcoin property. >> i think with one property you're going to start seeing it more. it's going to become a trend. tak is one and it will take off. >> reporter: bitcoin is just getting on the team's radar. if it becomes a thing, they'll find a way to make it work. if someone comes to you and said i'll pay for the house, half in cash, half in bitcoin. you say what? >> i'm going to make it happen. >> reporter: legally? >> yeah. we'll figure it out and make it happen, find somebody that's familiar with it and make the deal happen. >> reporter: in vacaville, kiet do, kpix5. still to come tonight, this terrifying situation, what saved this crowded jetliner from sliding right off into the sea. cbs eye on the community... presented by target. art and history spark connections across cultures,
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northern turkey and almost fell into the black sea. the pegasus airlines jet was coming in from ankara last night. it veered left . a plane skidded off a runway in northern turkey and almost skidded into the black sea. the pegasus airline jet was coming in last night from ankara. it touched the runway and veered left. then it slid down a cliff and stopped just a few feet away from the water. officials say the plane would have kept sliding had it not gotten stuck in the mud. passengers described the scene of panic as they evacuated. all 168 people on board got out safely. investigators are looking into whether the plane hit ice on the runway. if you think that's incredible, look at this. police say the driver wa his car hit a a car got stuck in the second story of a building in santa ana down in southern california. police say the driver was speeding. the car hit a center median.
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it launched the car into the air and right into the building. amazingly the driver and passenger had only minor injuries. police say later the driver admitted to being under the influence of drugs. another one to check out, flames engulfing a casino boat this afternoon in the tampa bay area. the crew started having engine problems when the flames broke out. more than 40 people had to jump into the water and swim to safety or be rescued. everyone was okay. >> that's all we have for you on vehicular mishaps for the night, but we will be back. >> we'll be back. woman 2: and i know that's hard to hear, but the doctors caught it early. hi, blake! my dad has cancer. woman: and i know how hard that is to hear. but you're in the right place. man: and dr. pascal and her team, they know what to do. they know what to do. the doctors know what to do. so here's the plan. first off, we're going to give you all... (voice fading away)
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